Career as a Cleaner better than one in Hospitality and Tourism, say parents. 

Most parents see a job in hospitality as being in the lowest category of careers for their children, a recent survey by the Best Western Careers Index. Do we need to have a serious rethink about how we encourage young people into catering. The falling numbers of NVQ full-time students at catering  college is at an all-time … Read more…

Top Tips to Raise your Game

We would like to share some great tips  from The Caterer. In our industry where everyone’s 5 minutes late before they’ve even started, there’s a rather whimsical outlook that you can start from scratch in the New Year. In light of this, our partner Travel Technology Europe have put together three top New Year resolution picks … Read more…

Allergen Awareness

This news comes from Allergen Awareness. As anticipated there was always going to be some element of change to the allergen labelling laws due in July 2016. *The attached guide is for distributing among colleagues responsible for food labelling.  Please add a printed copy to your allergen unit files. The focus here is the eradication … Read more…

ICSA Gift Vouchers: The Perfect Xmas Gift for the Foodie in your Life

Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life this Christmas? Why not treat them to a cookery class at one of the UK’s top accredited cookery schools? The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) accredited cookery schools provide credible qualifications and excellent premises ensuring both practical and memorable courses for all levels. The … Read more…

Health & Ethics Matter by Stella West- Harling

According to an extended report recently commissioned and published by Nestle, as a result of 63% of the UK population being overweight or obese , money is to be made promoting and supplying healthy food options, both in hospitality and in retail. Consumers want to improve their health and research by Footprint Intelligence revealed that … Read more…

Organic Market Growth Continues

Organic The Soil Association’s 2017 Organic Market Report reveals that the UK organic market has grown for its fifth successive year, boosted by a 19.1% increase in organic in the foodservice sector, which is now worth £76.6 million. There has been a 66% increase in sales of organic through the Food for Life Catering Mark. … Read more…

Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year. It says the food industry should try lowering sugar … Read more…

Bake Yourself Happy in The Taster by Kate Baily

Sales of organic food and drink top £2billion for the first time after demand rises for the fifth year in a row

Demand for organic food and drink has risen for the fifth year in a row. Annual UK sales were up 7.1 per cent in 2016 to top £2billion for the first time, a report found. Much of the rise was driven by high street chains including Pret a Manger, McDonald’s – which uses organic milk … Read more…

Pensions Act – Auto Enrolment

Becoming a business owner certainly has its advantages: take having greater control over your working day, coupled with the feeling that you’ve built something of your own – for many it’s all that’s needed to give up the life of an employee and become their own boss. But, running a business comes with some unavoidable … Read more…